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Eric, I don't know how I missed it! [Jun. 2nd, 2005|10:33 pm]
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Eric Meyer, CSS god and generally fabulous guy, tagged me with a musical meme back on May 18, but I missed his entry - probably because it was at the end of finals and the beginning of Revenge of the Sith. Anyway, I was scrolling back through his entries and spotted it today, so I will now propagate it to LJ:

Total volume of music files on my computer
A paltry 1.5 gigabytes, consisting of 287 assorted songs and several albums of Vivaldi. I really have avoided going nutz with the iTunes thing. I know that way leads to madness and poverty.

The last CD I bought was
The "Lord of the Rings" soundtrack - not one of the movies, the whole ruddy thing, three-pack. I listen to it at work and it helps me brave the day.

The Song playing right now
Matchbox Twenty, "Unwell." I have an unholy love of Rob Thomas' voice. (Actually, by the time I finished the entry John McCutcheon's "Water From Another Time" is playing. Another song I love.)

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me
Wow, that's tough. I don't listen to music nearly as much as I like it - for some reason I just never put it on. Well, no that's not true. I don't put it on because I tend to listen to music with my whole being, and I can't really accomplish that much when I'm completely captivated by a song. I have a lot of music I'm passionate about. I will try to narrow my selection to five songs that carry a ton of memories.

"Desperado" by the Eagles, but the Linda Ronstad version (I know, Blasphemer!). For me, this song is all about my friend Robin and me riding up the ski lift at Cleary Summit outside of Fairbanks. The lift was a t-bar because they couldn't afford to replace it with a chair lift. It was often below zero and we could only get in a few runs before we had to go into the lodge and thaw out. We were skiing on telemark skis, practicing our long sweeping turns, and then we'd ride up side by side and sing Desperado. It's a great song, but the memories are even better.

"Under the Boardwalk," because, damn. It's just a great song.

"The Season Suite," particularly "Late Spring, Early Summer (When Everyone Goes to Mexico)," by John Denver. Again, this is a memory song. Craig, Robin's husband, is this Renaissance man. He is a mechanic, but also a professional photographer, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and an accomplished guitar player. (He also made furniture and, I don't know, levitated. And he was completely humble. Amazing guy. Yeah, I had a little crush....) Robin and Craig used to come over and hang out, he and John (Hubby 1.0) playing duets on their guitars, and we'd sing and sing. The two of them worked for a long time to get this two-part piece just right. It's a lovely piece of music, enhanced by the memory of wonderful times.

"The Kind of Love You Never Recover From," by Christine Lavin. I love Christine Lavin, and this song is just plaintive and haunting. Very evocative. It's also the reason Amy is alive. It saved John's and my marriage from the first time we almost gave up.

Wow, what else to pick. There are so many possibilities.... Okay

"Passionate Kisses," by Mary Chapin Carpenter. I love the song, I love the sentiment, and I love that I sang it to Ferrett from the karaoke stage on our first night out together.

Five people to whom I'm passing the baton

theferrett (Of course)
off_coloratura
susitna (Maybe she'll post then. Grr.)
kathrynrose
happydog (I know you haven't done this one this time!)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-03 02:55 am (UTC)
I know I had only four to start with - I fixed it.

I don't mind random posters - it's fun!
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[User Picture]From: jenmcd
2005-06-03 02:53 am (UTC)
I ♥ Rob Thomas. He is number one on my freebie list. Do you have his new solo album? I just saw a video from it this morning, right after dropping my toothbrush mid-cleaning and rushing into the room as soon as I heard the opening words. I just had to hear my Rob!

(I don't know if you have ever watched Friends, but Chandler came up with this "freebie list" - each person picks five celebrities that s/he can sleep with without anyone getting upset. That episode was quite humorous. Then again, most of the episodes were humorous.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-03 02:56 am (UTC)
Wow, five?! We've always limited it to just one. I like the idea of five much better.

No, I haven't gotten his new album. how is it?
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[User Picture]From: jenmcd
2005-06-03 03:07 am (UTC)
Reveiws say it's not all that, but hello?!?!? It's /ROB/!!! The song I heard this morning was pretty good. It was very reminiscent of the last MB20 CD, so I thought it was a new CD the group put out. However, when I saw him in the video, I just kept thinking, "how Justin [Timberlake] is that?" I don't know which frightens me more - that I was thinking that about Rob, or that I even knew what the hell I was talking about!

I just ordered the CD today, and it should be here by Monday. I'll have to let you know then. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-03 10:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, definitely give me a review!
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[User Picture]From: jenmcd
2005-06-07 02:34 pm (UTC)
Semi-official review after listening for a couple days almost non-stop: It's pretty good. Not his best, but FAR better than whatever that first mb20 CD was. It reminds me of a lot of the boy band songs that were so popular a few years back, yet there's still a bit of an edge to it, something that is wholly Rob, ya know?

The dual disc is cool - CD on one side, DVD on the other, and I just love watching him. (As long as he's in motion, he doesn't remind me too much of my ex.) All in all, I'd say it's well worth it, but even after giving it a chance to grow on me I still prefer More Than You Think You Are. Who know? Perhaps in a few weeks I'll decide otherwise.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 02:44 pm (UTC)
I'll have to look for it on sale. DVD - mmmm
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2005-06-03 03:21 am (UTC)
Oh no! I've been tagged, and this one is really really hard.

For clarification, does "songs" include only music with words, or do instrumentals count? Also, is there a differentiation between "songs" and "hymns"? You see I'm trying to give myself a break here. :P
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-03 10:20 am (UTC)
I chose to limit it to songs with words, just because that made it easier. But you may interpret as you will.
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2005-06-03 01:50 pm (UTC)
It is finished. Now I have to make myself leave the computer so I won't edit it any more. There's something a tiny bit sadistic about tagging someone on this meme. (Which didn't stop me from tagging five innocent people.) :)
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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2005-06-03 04:58 am (UTC)
This looks good, I might do it. Btw have you listened to the Diablo II tracks ? You might like them. You can download them from their site. If you haven't already.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-03 10:21 am (UTC)
Haven't done so. Will have to investigate.
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[User Picture]From: happydog
2005-06-03 05:16 am (UTC)
"Passionate Kisses" is actually written by Lucinda Williams. Mary Chapin Carpenter did a fine version, but you really need to hear Lucinda Williams. It doesn't even matter which one of her CD's you get, just go to the store and grab one off the rack. But "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" is a good one.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-03 10:22 am (UTC)
Huh. Now I just have to remember to do so the next time I get to Borders.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2005-06-03 02:04 pm (UTC)

Desperado

Thanks to Seinfeld, I can't get rid of associating this song with Elaine ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-03 02:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Desperado

Another reason why I'm glad I dislike sitcoms. [g]
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[User Picture]From: alexmegami
2005-06-03 02:10 pm (UTC)
Christine Lavin!!

That is all.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-03 02:21 pm (UTC)
Much adoration of the marvelous Ms. Lavin. I've seen her in concert 4 times. Ferrett and Eric were even SNAGs once!
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[User Picture]From: alexmegami
2005-06-03 06:41 pm (UTC)
That's awesome.
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